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Platte River Bard Podcast

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Meet those who are shaping the Arts in the Platte River area and beyond! Also join us on social media and our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com.

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Meet those who are shaping the Arts in the Platte River area and beyond! Also join us on social media and our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com.

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English

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Opera Omaha's 24-25 Season! With Allison Swenson and Katrina Thurman

6/14/2024
Opera Omaha is always a pleasure to visit, and their 2024-2025 season promises more Opera to Go, Opera in Conversation, Opera Outdoors, Poetry in Music and so much more. Plus they will have three productions in their season, with an additional family friendly opera that we will let Allison Swenson, General Manager and Katrina Thurman, DIrector of Artistic Administration tell you all about what’s in store! Their season will consist of: "Don Giovanni", October 18 & 20. The Rake's Progress, February 7 and 9, 2025. And "Giulio Cesare" May 1, 2025. There will be a separate event for families to enjoy opera called "Fantastik Mr. Fox" June 5-8, 2025. Remember to get your tickets for the season now, and just for new subscribers you can get three operas for the price of two, which is as low as $38 for the package. Single tickets go on sale in August. Tickets can be purchased at operaomaha.org through Ticket Omaha or call their box office 12-5 Monday through Friday at 402-345-0606. And don’t miss Opera Outdoors at Midtown Crossing’s Turner Park on September 6th! It’s a free family friendly event! OPERA OMAHA CONTACT INFO: Website & Tickets: www.operaomaha.org Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/operaomaha/ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/operaomaha/ Twitter:https://twitter.com/operaomaha You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/operaomaha Opera Omaha, 1850 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 402.346.7372 HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. You may also find us by just asking Alexa. Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. Find us on You Tube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCPDzMz8kHvsLcJRV-myurvA. Please find us and Subscribe! ©Platte River Bard Podcast by Chris and Sheri Berger. Don Giovanni K 527-9 is licensed under Creative Commons through musopen.org. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Duration:00:37:32

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Table Grace The Musical with Simone Weber, CEO of Table Grace Cafe!

6/12/2024
You've probably seen it - either the Table Grace Cafe at 1611-1/2 Farnam Street, or even something online for Table Grace The Musical. But what are they? Well, it's both of those things - and yet, so much more! We sit down with Simone Weber, CEO and Musical Missionary with Table Grace and find out "What is this musical?" "Why is it at three venues?" "What is the Table Grace Cafe?". Simone is a talented and kind person who, with her husband Matt, meet people where they are with food and music. CONTACT INFO FOR TABLE GRACE THE MUSICAL: TICKETS: Website: https://tablegracethemusical.com/ Scottish Rite Performances June 21-22: https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/4ffac74c-19dd-4798-8779-159a0d767697 Benson Theatre Performances June 27-29: https://ci.ovationtix.com/36337/production/1193760 Lofte Community Theatre Performances August 8-9: https://www.simpletix.com/e/table-grace-the-musical-tickets-156675 CONTACT INFO FOR TABLE GRACE CAFE Website: https://tablegracecafe.com/ Address: 1611-1/2 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE **** HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST: Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. You may also find us by just asking Alexa. Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. Find us on YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCPDzMz8kHvsLcJRV-myurvA. Please find us and Subscribe!

Duration:00:50:26

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Brownville Village Theatre opens their 2024 Summer Shows!

6/7/2024
BVT's 57th Season has arrived! And if you haven't ever heard of Brownville Village Theatre before you are in for a treat. And if you have heard of them, you're still in for a treat! BVT is always a-buzz with activity and rightfully so. They produce five full shows during the Summer. Beginning in July you can see all five in one weekend if you want to, or pace yourself and see the two June productions and have July and the first part of August to see the other three. We met with Co-Directors, Rachel Curtiss, and Mitch Bean, and then spoke to three of their Cast Members: Bella Walker (also Intimacy Coordinator, Assistant Director), Jack Danter and Rachel Grossman. All of the cast members get experience doing all things behind the scenes as well as their roles on stage. It takes the whole crew to make BVT work and they are having fun! Come join the conversation, hear the sewing machines and rehearsal buzz in the background as you meet the Creatives at Brownville Village Theatre, Summer 2024! BROWNVILLE VILLAGE THEATRE CONTACT INFO: Website: http://www.brownvillevillagetheatre.com/home.html Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BVT1967/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvt1967 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brownvillevillagetheatre/ Brownville Village Theatre, 222 Water Street, Brownville, NE 402.825.4121 *** HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST: Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. You may also find us by just asking Alexa. Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. Find us on YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCPDzMz8kHvsLcJRV-myurvA. Please find us and Subscribe!

Duration:00:52:00

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Heathers The Musical opens June 7th at SNAP Productions!

6/2/2024
We talk with a few of the young actors in this musical, Shemar "Mar" Toussaint, McKenna Cottone, and Nick Knipe. They are the young stars of "Heathers The Muscial" at SNAP! Productions which opens June 7th. Productions will run until June 23rd with one Industry Night (pay what you can) on June 17th. Our guests are having a blast and working hard at their roles in this play. For those who haven't heard, "Heathers, The Musical" has been a very popular play these days and was the inspiration for the movie "Mean GIrls." The lyrics and book was written by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy, and has been a hit since 2014. It hits on such subjects as bullying, school violence and some other dark humor and is packed full of beloved songs, and embraces the 80's nostalgic era. Come see this energetic and influential play, it opens June 7th at SNAP! Productions Ghost Light Theatre! CONTACT INFORMATION FOR SNAP! PRODUCTIONS Snap Productions at Ghost Light Theatre is located at 2221 Thurston Circle, Bellevue, Nebraska. Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.snapproductions.com/ HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST: Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. You may also find us by just asking Alexa. Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. Find us on YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCPDzMz8kHvsLcJRV-myurvA. Please find us and Subscribe!

Duration:00:20:57

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Chris Scott, Director of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" at Bellevue LIttle Theatre!

5/31/2024
Today on our podcast, we're thrilled to have the accomplished and talented Chris Scott, Director of "Barefoot in the Park" at Bellevue Little Theatre, joining us for a chat about this timeless Neil Simon classic play. "Barefoot in the Park" is a Neil Simon masterpiece known for its perfect blend of comedy and heartfelt moments. Chris Scott talks with us about some of the behind-the-scenes details in putting this production together, as well as his team of talented creatives. Tune in to our podcast for an insightful discussion about "Barefoot in the Park" and Neil Simon's endearing play. BELLEVUE LITTLE THEATRE CONTACT INFO: Tickets: https://blt.simpletix.com/ Website: http://www.theblt.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bellevuelittletheatre/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bellevuelittletheatre/ 203 Mission Avenue, Bellevue, Nebraska 402.291.1554

Duration:00:39:46

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Rave On Productions brings "The Awesome 80's Prom" to Lincoln! Plus this summer promises "The Outsiders" and McGuigan Arts Academy Camps!

5/30/2024
Today on our podcast, we're diving into the exciting world of Rave On Productions with Kimberly Faith Hickman, Artistic and Education Director. Get ready to hear about all the buzz surrounding their summer lineup! First up, after wowing audiences in Omaha, Rave On Productions is bringing their Omaha Series production, The Awesome 80's Prom to the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska on June 7th and 8th. Picture this: immersive theatre and improv meets 80's nostalgia, optional but highly encouraged 80's attire, live music, dancing, and plenty of opportunities for improv and storyline participation. It's going to be a blast! Next on the agenda, from July 19th to 21st, The Omaha Series presents The Outsiders at the Benson Theatre. Based on S.E. Hinton's iconic novel and the beloved film adaptation, this play promises to bring the gripping tale to life in a whole new way. But wait, there's more! The McGuigan Arts Academy is hosting Summer Camps throughout June and July, catering to various age groups and interests. From Happy Feet for the little ones aged 5-7 to Rock 'N' Palooza for ages 12 and up, there's something for everyone. Hurry, classes are filling up fast, so be sure to register now on their website at https://www.mcguiganartsacademy.com/summer. And if you think that's all, think again! Tune in to our podcast to get an exclusive sneak peek at what Rave On Productions has in store beyond this summer. Between Rave On Productions' Omaha Series, and the McGuigan Arts Academy, there is something for everyone. CONTACT INFO: Rave On Productions: https://www.raveonworldwide.com/ For Tickets: The Omaha Series: https://www.theomahaseries.com/ To Register for Classes: McGuigan Arts Academy: https://www.mcguiganartsacademy.com/summer HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. You may also find us by just asking Alexa. Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. Find us on You Tube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCPDzMz8kHvsLcJRV-myurvA. Please find us and Subscribe!

Duration:00:18:56

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BLUEBARN's POTUS has opened! We talk with Kim Jubenville, Kim Gambino and Ashley Kobza!

5/30/2024
We were lucky to catch three of the seven women in BLUEBARN's production of "POTUS" or "Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive". This production, Directed by Susan Clement, opened May 23rd and will be showing every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until June 23rd! We talk about how their first weekend went and what to expect for the rest of the run! "POTUS" was nominated three times for a Tony award and was first produced on Broadway in 2022. The Playwright, Selena Fillinger described the play as "the ways in which we uphold patriarchy when a man's body is not in the room." It promises to be a hilarious look at politics and sex. This show does contain explicit language and adult humor, however it won't keep anyone away. Shows are selling out so get your tickets at BLUEBARN.org or by calling their box office at 402-345-1576. This is the end of BLUEBARN’s 35th Season so come celebrate their last show this season. Be sure to check BLUEBARN’s website for more free engagement events and community partnerships which are related to the brilliance of remarkable women who shaped history, and have paved the way for women. BLUEBARN CONTACT INFO: Tickets & Website: http://bluebarn.org/ Or call the Box office at 402-345-1576. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluebarn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bluebarntheatre_omaha/ Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/bluebarntheatre_omaha/ Bluebarn Theatre: 1106 S. 10th St. (10th and Pacific) Omaha, NE PH: 402-345-1576 HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. You may also find us by just asking Alexa. Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. Find us on You Tube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCPDzMz8kHvsLcJRV-myurvA. Please find us and Subscribe!

Duration:00:29:10

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Popcorn Productions presents Melodramas at Mahoney State Park!

5/26/2024
We had a fun visit with Rachel Robbins, Producer, Director, Actor, and Theatre Educator of Popcorn Productions, LLC's Melodramas and her team of actors: Ian Cullin, Samantha Desh, Shade Ingraham, Elizabeth Maack, and Collette Williams. We also spoke to their Lighting and Sound Designer, Zach Wasserman, as well as one of the youngest ensemble members, Weston. Melodramas just opened their three new shows for Part 1 of their 2024 season which runs from May 24th to August 25th! Their new shows are: Popcorn Productions' Melodramas are fun, rowdy, and a completely different theatre experience than the usual live theatre experience. Guests are expected to "boo" the villain and "aww" the hero or heroine. And guests can also opt to throw popcorn or dollar bills (of any $ value of their choosing). Actors are expected to pick up the tips and continue on with their lines. These productions are a mixture of theatre and improv, each performance being a different experience with so much crowd interaction. Shows are inside the Denman and Mary Mallory Kountze Memorial Theatre at the Mahoney State Park. Concessions are available and tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Also the building is air conditioned and has all the indoor amenities. So if you are out at Mahoney State Park it is a great escape from the outdoors and enjoy theatre! CONTACT INFO FOR POPCORN PRODUCTIONS MELODRAMAS: Website: https://www.melodrama.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/p/Melodramas-100057354133892/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/popcorn_productions_melodramas/ You can also call for Ticket Reservations: 402-944-2957 Adults are $9, Kids 12 and under are $7. You can also get a Family Package of 2 Adults and 2 Children for $28. HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST: Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. You may also find us by just asking Alexa. Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. Find us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@platteriverbardpodcast. Please find us and Subscribe!

Duration:00:22:21

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Directors Roundtable: Ron Zank and Jamie Bullins!

5/24/2024
Our first Directors Roundtable begins with two talented and charismatic Professors of Theatre: Jamie Bullins from UNL and Ron Zank from UNO! Their expertise and contribution to local theatre made them wonderful guests of our Directors Roundtable. We are so excited to bring you this podcast. We have been working toward this idea for quite some time. There will definitely be more Roundtable discussions in the near future! Ron Zank is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He has a BA in English from UNL, a MA in Theatre from UNO and a PhD in Theatre from the University of Missouri Columbia. Ron teaches Theatre History and Dramatic Literature, as well as Introduction to Theatre and Script Analysis. He has directed at many local Omaha Area theatres, such as Chanticleer Community Theatre, Shelterbelt, GPTC, the Dundee Dinner Theatre and Bluebarn Theatre. Jamie Bullins is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at UNL and also advises for their student-run theatre, Theatrix. Jamie specializes in Costume Design and you may have even seen a play he has been involved in at several Lincoln and Omaha theatres. He also is a Scene Designer and Playwright. He has an M.F.A. in Theatrical Design / Scenography is from the University of North Carolina / Greensboro, and he moved to Lincoln from Atlanta, Georgia. Jamie is also Staff for Angels Theatre Company's Playwriting Collective. Both of these talented Directors have been on our Podcast before and we were elated to have them back for a fun discussion about Directing! We thank them profusely for being part of our first Directors Roundtable! To check out some of the theatres Jamie and Ron are involved in, here are their websites websites: UNO Theatre at the Weber Fine Arts Building Nebraska Repertory Theatre at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film Theatrix Angels Theatre Company - Playwriting Collective If you have a question you'd like to hear asked on our next Roundtable, let us know at admin@platteriverbard.com. HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST: Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. You may also find us by just asking Alexa. Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. Find us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@platteriverbardpodcast. Please find us and Subscribe!

Duration:01:13:29

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One Singular Sensation: "A Chorus Line" at Chanticleer Community Theatre at PACE!

5/7/2024
We sat down with Director Todd Brooks, Stage Manager Krista Freimuth, and Actor Adam Fulbright to talk about Chanticleer's upcoming production "A Chorus Line." This is a cohesive cast who are working hard but having the time of their lives, which of course, is everything community theatre should be. This is going to be a fun production, with a live orchestra, much dancing and singing with all the classic "A Chorus Line" tunes and dance moves! Though "A Chorus LIne" was also adapted into a popular movie in 1985, for most people the story is best told on stage. The original musical was written in 1975 by Marvin Hamlisch, with lyrics by Edward Kleban, and directed by Michael Bennett. It won many Tony Awards, a Drama Desk Award, a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and in 1984 won a Tony for longest running musical on Broadway. (It is currently the 7th longest running musical to date). The "Book" (librettists of the spoken, non-sung dialogue, and storyline of a musical play) was written by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante. The story is based on true stories and is set on the stage of a Broadway theater, and centered on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for roles on a chorus line. "A Chorus Line" runs May 9-12th and 16-19th at Chanticleer Community Theatre at PACE. This is a great opportunity to see this prize winning musical! CHANTICLEER at PACE / CONTACT INFO: Website: https://www.paceartsiowa.org/theater/chanticleer-community-theater Ticket Link: https://www.showpass.com/a-chorus-line-4/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chanticleertheater Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paceartsia/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/PACEartsiowa Chanticleer Community Theatre / Pace Arts Iowa 1001 S 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST: Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. You may also find us by just asking Alexa. Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. Find us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@platteriverbardpodcast. Please find us and Subscribe!

Duration:00:28:08

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"The Inheritance Part 2" begins Season 2 for VIA Omaha - with Thom Davis, Dramaturg

5/7/2024
We had the distinct pleasure of meeting Thom Davis, Dramaturg and Vice President of the Board of Directors for Voices in Alliance (VIA Omaha). VIA Omaha produced “The Inheritance Part 1” in October 2023 during their first season, and now are able to begin their 2nd Season with “The Inheritance Part 2.” It's important to note that you can still easily see “The Inheritance Part 2” without seeing "Part 1". We do suggest, however, you hear all about "Part 2" on our podcast before you go, because Thom eloquently explains why this is such an important piece of theatre. This two-part play was written by Matthew Lopez and won a Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, a Laurence Olivier Award, a Critics Circle Theatre Award, and an Evening Standard Theatre Award, and a GLAAD Media Award, just to name a few. Needless to say, there has always been a lot of interest and appreciation in what this play means to so many. ”The Inheritance Part 2”opens May 10th and runs 8 performances until May 19th. There will be a talk back session after their Sunday performance on May 12th. This production is recommended for audiences over 18. Voices in Alliance (VIA Omaha) Ticket & Contact Info: Tickets Info and Website: https://www.viaomaha.org/ Ticket Link: Eventbrite link. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VIAOmaha/ This production will be performed at the Bancroft Street Market, 2702 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68108. HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. You may also find us by just asking Alexa. Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. Find us on YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCPDzMz8kHvsLcJRV-myurvA. Please find us and Subscribe!

Duration:00:25:05

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The Platte River Art Show at Mahoney State Park - May 4-5th! With Nia Karmann

4/29/2024
The 2024 Spring Platte River Art Show at Mahoney State Park is "The Most Prestigious Art Show on the River!" You’ll find this seasonal event at the Peter Kiewitt Lodge in the upper level, May 4th and 5th. It's free to attend and you will find regional artists with many different kinds of art mediums. Enjoy the day out at the state park as well. We chat briefly with Nia Karmann, Owner and Photographer of Nye Street Studios who is also hosting this event. Hours: May 4th from 10am to 7pm, and May 5th from 9am to 4pm. You will need a state park pass, but if you don't want to spring for a full year, day passes are $7, but the event is free! PLATTE RIVER ART SHOW CONTACT INFO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1120061395838844?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[]%7D Website: https://calendar.outdoornebraska.gov/event/platte-river-art-show-at-e-t-mahoney-state-park-5/2024-05-04/ ***** HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. You may also find us by just asking Alexa. Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. Find us on YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCPDzMz8kHvsLcJRV-myurvA. Please find us and Subscribe!

Duration:00:11:54

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"The Firehouse Memoir" Book Launch with the Legendary Dick Mueller - April 21st at Upstream!

4/17/2024
Today our episode is with an Omaha theatre legendary favorite, the talented Dick Mueller. This is one of those podcasts you simply won't want to miss if you love theatre in Nebraska. The Firehouse Dinner Theatre, founded and produced by Dick Mueller was a Old Market staple. Mr. Mueller opened the Firehouse Dinner Theatre May 12th 1972. Back in its day, the Firehouse was one of the best of equity theatre in Omaha. And to recall of the great times there, Dick Mueller has published a book, written by himself and 25 others who worked at the Firehouse. All of them share about their most memorable moments. Mr. Mueller's book is called “The Firehouse Memoir: For an Entreprener in the Arts, From Nightclubs to Theatre, ’Twas All Showbiz to Me." And to celebrate there will be a Book Launch Party at the old Firehouse building, now the Upstream Brewery on Sunday, April 21st from 2PM - 5PM. Stop on in to what is sure to be a festive reunion at the book launch, get a signed copy and see so many of the people who made the Firehouse so successful! HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST: Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. You may also find us by just asking Alexa. Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. Find us on YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCPDzMz8kHvsLcJRV-myurvA. Please find us and Subscribe!

Duration:00:40:10

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5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche by SNAP! - We Are Egg-static!

3/27/2024
Is an egg is as close to Jesus as a person can get? We had a "sunny-side-up of a time" with Director Kaitlyn Rudeen, and Actors Julie Fitzgerald Ryan and Sarah Dighans while talking about their upcoming production: 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche, which opens April 5th at SNAP! Productions Omaha at Ghost Light Theatre in Bellevue. This is a zany comedy you won't want to miss with a spontaneous and whacky fourth wall. An all female Cast, Director and Crew tell the story of five women living in 1956 who belong to the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein and are having their annual quiche breakfast (yes, it's that time of year again!) when their small town is threatened by Communists. What could go wrong with this perfectly hatched plot? This is an interactive production that will whip up and bake the crowd into a perfectly flaky crust of antics for 90 minutes of non-stop comedy. 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche was the winner of the 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival for best overall production and written by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood. ***** Performances will be April 5-7, 12 - 15, 19 - 21. Industry Night is Monday, April 15th. The Brunch event and production will be April 14th from Noon to 2PM. **** Find all about this production here! Cast: Sarah Dighans, Julie Fitzgerald Ryan, Therese Rennels, Tatiana Sandoval, Anna Dragon, with Kaitlyn Rudeen Directing. **** CONTACT INFO for SNAP! Productions: Snap Productions at Ghost Light Theatre is located at 2221 Thurston Circle, Bellevue, Nebraska. Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.snapproductions.com/ **** HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST: Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. You may also find us by just asking Alexa. Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. Find us on YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCPDzMz8kHvsLcJRV-myurvA. Please find us and Subscribe!

Duration:00:39:39

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Theatre Arts Guild Omaha Calling for All Theatre Creatives, with Dylan Peck

3/20/2024
The Theatre Arts Guild Omaha (TAG) has been around for over 50 years, but through a series of events, including the pandemic, TAG is in jeopardy of dissolving. We talk with Dylan Peck, current President of TAG, and discuss what might happen to the organization going forward. Dylan has been keeping the organization going in hopes it will be able to continue and grow and offer more scholarships for theatre Creatives. To join TAG, just $1 will purchase a membership, which can be completed on their website. Some TAG Night Out events (suggested donation of $5) are still happening, and Dylan hopes to resurrect TAG Meet-ups and other events for members. Find all about it here and how you can join the TAG Board, or join as member to support Creatives in Omaha! THEATRE ARTS GUILD OMAHA Website: https://theatreartsguild.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TAGOmaha Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tagomaha/ ***** HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST: *Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. *We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. *You may also find us by just asking Alexa. *Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. *Find us on YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCPDzMz8kHvsLcJRV-myurvA. *Please find us and Subscribe!

Duration:00:21:07

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Great Plains Theatre Commons: Season, Playfest, and more! With Manager, Quinn Corbin

3/20/2024
Join us for a lovely conversation with Quinn Corbin, Manager of the Great Plains Theatre Commons. GPTC has been known for many years for their annual Conference and Playwrighting Festival, but did you know they also have Season Productions? Quinn tells us about all of their programs, and how GPTC supports local and national playwrights and shares about their unique theatre model that provides free admission to their performances. Open Conference Auditions for the PlayLab are still open virtually until Friday, March 22nd at 11:59pm Central! These are paid roles. More of a Heart, a play developed as a PlayLab during the 2023 GPTC New Play Conference will be performed April 17th at BLUEBARN Theatre. The New Play Conference will be held May 26-June 1st at MCC's Fort Omaha Campus at Yates Illuminates at 3260 Davenport. The full production during the conference will be May 29th. Find about all of these fantastic opportunities and more during our discussion with Quinn during this podcast! GREAT PLAINS THEATRE COMMONS CONTACT INFO: Tickets & Website: https://www.gptcplays.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreatPlainsTheatreConference/photos/?ref=page_internal Twitter: https://twitter.com/gptcnebraska Office: 2707 North 48th Street, Omaha, NE 68104 email: commons@gptcplays.com ****** HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST: *Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. *We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. *You may also find us by just asking Alexa. *Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. *Find us on YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCPDzMz8kHvsLcJRV-myurvA. *Please find us and Subscribe!

Duration:00:20:12

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On Golden Pond - with Don Keelan-White and BevVan Phillips at Chanticleer Community Theatre at PACE

3/12/2024
What a pleasure to talk to Don Keelan-White and BevVan Phillips, who are in the dramatic and memorable production On Golden Pond at Chanticleer Community Theater at PACE (Pottawattamie Arts Culture & Entertainment) at the Hoff Fmily Arts and Culture Center in Council Bluffs. These two lovely Creatives have such a great perspective of their roles in this meaningful play. Find out how they came to these roles and how they have been able to develop them! BevVan is a promising newcomer to the stage, and Don is a seasoned veteran whom you have seen for the last 12 years in Christmas Carol at OCP, mostly as Jacob Marley. However, Don spent a lot of time at the Yorkshire Playhouse in York, NE. On Golden Pond opens March 14-17 and 21-24th, and be sure to check with the Theatre Arts Guild Omaha Facebook Page and PACE's Facebook page for TAG night out this week on March 13th. A $5 donation goes to TAG Omaha. CHANTICLEER COMMUNITY THEATER AT the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center at PACE: Tickets and Website: https://www.paceartsiowa.org/theater/chanticleer-community-theater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chanticleertheater Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paceartsia/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/PACEartsiowa Chanticleer Community Theatre / Pace Arts Iowa 1001 S 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST: Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. You may also find us by just asking Alexa. Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. Find us on YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCPDzMz8kHvsLcJRV-myurvA. Please find us and Subscribe!

Duration:00:39:03

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Get ready for the 2024 Omaha Fringe Festival!

3/6/2024
The Omaha Fringe Festival is gearing up for 2024, and to kick it off, they had an in-person lottery draw of 20 Artists plus 6 Alternate Artists on Saturday, March 3rd. We joined them prior to the lottery, and were able to talk separately with Nic Jansen, President of the Board, and Lara Marsh, former Board Member and current Artistic Director. Fringe will be held August 8th through 11th, and their button art contest is open now until April 1st so there's still time to submit your Art! You can get involved, volunteer and see 20 innovative Artists at the 2024 Omaha Fringe Fest! #omahafringe2024 OMAHA FRINGE FESTIVAL CONTACT INFO: Button Contest Info Volunteer Form Tickets and Website Button Contest Entry Form Facebook: @omahafringefest Instagram X / Twitter HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST: Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. You may also find us by just asking Alexa. Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. Find us on YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCPDzMz8kHvsLcJRV-myurvA. Please find us and Subscribe!

Duration:00:27:32

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Old School Shakespeare Omaha Brings Us "Julius Caesar" in Four Engagements with Jay Hayden

2/29/2024
Friends, Romans, Party People! What a perfectly delightful conversation with the talented Jay Hayden, Actor and Co-Conspirator of Old School Shakespeare Omaha's production of "Julius Caesar." OSSO productions consist of serious actors, no director and one rehearsal. One! OSSO brings Shakespeare to life in a new time for us to enjoy. Jay gives us all of the details of this fun, and a little zany, production! Look for OSSO's troupe of serious and joyful Actors at a venue near you: February 29th at Benson Theatre in Benson March 2nd at the Lucky Bucket Brewing in LaVista March 14th at Site-1 Brewing, Omaha March 17th at Zen Coffee Co - West Location, Omaha All ages are welcome for all performances. Performances are free with a suggested donation of $20. CONTACT INFO FOR OLD SCHOOL SHAKESPEARE OMAHA Facebook: OSSO Shakespeare Omaha Instagram: OSSO Old School Shakespeare Omaha on Instagram HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST: Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. You may also find us by just asking Alexa. Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. Find us on YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCPDzMz8kHvsLcJRV-myurvA. Please find us and Subscribe!

Duration:00:21:28

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The Flick, with Jamie Bullins and Mekhi Mitchell - opens February 29th at the NE Repertory Theatre

2/23/2024
What happens in an old movie house with a 35 mm projector with three misfit employees? You'll find out in The Flick by Annie Baker. This play has a small cast of four UNL Theatre Students: Mekhi Mitchell plays Avery, Luke Stursma plays Sam, Sofia Drelizharz plays Rose, and Jackson Wells plays Skylar/The Dreaming Man. Today, we speak with Mekhi, and their Director, and Associate Professor of Theatre at UNL, Jamie Bullins. Find out about this fun movie, it's relationship to the film "Pulp Fiction" and how these three employees who seemingly have nothing in common, find connection with each other. Mekhi Mitchell is a Senior at UNL Johnny Carson School of Theatre. Jamie Bullins is an Associate Professor of Theatre with a concentration in Costume Design for the Johnny School of Theatre and Film. He came to Nebraska in 2017 after 17 years at Kennesaw State University. He has an MFA in theatrical design and scenography from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. He has been teaching for 25 years. You will also see Jamie directing at other Lincoln area theatres. He leads the Angels Theatre Company Playwrighting Collective, which if you see our other podcast with Jamie, you will hear all about their playwriting program. He was a design consultant in the book "How Theatre Designers Make Connections Between Scripts and Images" by Rosemary Ingham. The Flick opens February 29th and runs through March 6th, 2024 at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre! NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE CONTACT INFO: For Tickets & Website: https://nebraskarep.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskarep Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nebraskarep/ Box Office phone number 402-472-2567. 301 N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508 HOW TO LISTEN TO THE PLATTE RIVER BARD PODCAST: Listen at https://platteriverbard.podbean.com or anywhere you get your podcasts. We are on Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Overcast, Listen Now, Castbox and anywhere you get your podcasts. You may also find us by just asking Alexa. Listen on your computer or any device on our website: https://www.platteriverbard.com. Find us on YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCPDzMz8kHvsLcJRV-myurvA. Please find us and Subscribe!

Duration:00:34:15